"B" RANGE CONSOLE: 32x24x24
(designed and constructed in London, Summer, 1973)
Modifications and special custom configuration, featuring
an "A" Range Series Console layout, adapted "A" Range components,
Additional circuitry and signal path optimization changes,
including highly modified components, the retrofit of Jensen
Transformers, specifically the JT-16-A, and front end pre amp modifications
by Dean Jensen,
with bus routing, expanded summing amp modifications, and bus output circuitry
simplification and bus
The Penny and Giles VCA Fader Automation System, one of the first in existence, was designed by Paul Buff of Allison-Research.
The console featured eight main output busses, unheard of in the mid seventies, and was fitted with quadraphonic (surround) bus clusters, accompanied by eight P&G automated joysticks, with four bus outputs per unit, this feature was only recently offered by SSL.
Just a little ahead of it's time?
This Console, now 30 years old,
is still in operation, after yet another major refit and overhaul, it's
tenth. Back again, in an L.A. recording studio, still doing what
it does best, making sonically perfect recordings, that are still, today,
An outstanding testament to "alchemy"....!
Thank You, Malcolm.
Return To The